Free, Immediate, Confidential

About Us

Behind The Barriers Ltd is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Foundation providing FREE, IMMEDIATE and CONFIDENTIAL support to Racing industry Participants and immediate family members suffering Mental Health Issues due to the demands of the Industry.

It offers a 24/7 telephone support service directly to a senior psychologist with immediate referral to a clinical psychologist where required. This service is entirely FREE and includes your first 3 sessions with a clinical psychologist.

Stop hating yourself for everything you arent and start loving yourself for everything you already are!!!Jason Petch (Founder)

Our Mission
We are dedicated to educate, promote and offer a healthy lifestyle and well-being for racing industry personnel challenged by mental illness in Australia.

It's Time For Change

It is a known fact that mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians. Sadly, racing and breeding industry statistics amongst it’s participants show an alarming 1 in 3. Strapppers, trainers, jockeys and many more participants are susceptible to this illness due to the demands of the industry.

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Online Auction of a 2018 Nomination to Champion Australian Sire, Bel Esprit

As a special fundraiser for Behind The Barriers on Friday night at Moonee Valley, Sun Stud will donate the proceeds from the online auction of a 2018 nomination to Champion Australian Sire, Bel Esprit.

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Inaugural Behind The Strappers Prize

Behind The Barriers is proud to announce the Inaugural Behind The Strappers Prize on Friday night at the Group 1 Moir Stakes Meeting.

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#afterthelast – Pt 1

#afterthelast interview with with Jason Petch, 09 April 2018, Part 1 (10min)

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#afterthelast – Pt 2

#afterthelast interview with with Jason Petch, 09 April 2018, Part 2 (5min30)

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Service

24hr 7 day hotline

Call 1300 GET HELP 24/7 everyday of the year and speak to a senior psychologist.


Rest assured your personal information and reason for calling will not be disclosed with anyone except your psychologist.

Financial Coaching

We offer financial coaching for those who are facing financial difficulties due to the nature of the business.

First 3 Sessions FREE

If the senior psychologist and you determine that you need to visit a clinical psychologist,Behind The Barriers will fund your first 3 sessions.


The psychologist you speak to on our 24/7 hotline will immediately triage you to a clinical psychologist within 2 days. No mental Health Care Plan required.

Specific to Racing Industry Participants

This offer is exclusively for racing industry personnel who essentially put the show on. So if you work with racehorses you are privy to this service.

… also for immediate family members of racing and breeding industry participants.

Who do we help?

Stablehands (racing and breeding)
Barrier attendants
Clerks of course
Horse transport drivers
Immediate family members of the above

Our Sponsors

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